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Spreadwise: Rugby League - Sculthorpe the key man for St Helens multiple line.

Byline: Mark Langdon

ST HELENS' tries multiplied by kicked points is an unusual market, but it looks cheap at 20-23 with IG for tonight's final eliminator against Wigan at the JJB Stadium,

As explained on the fixed-odds preview on page 114, Saints will rely on deputy goalkicker Paul Sculthorpe.

Admittedly Sculthorpe is not great with the boot, but he is improving and 23 looks too low as there seems to be minimal downside to a buy.

The sides have met on five occasions this season and the make-ups for Saints would have been 24, 24, 40, 50 and 2.

The most amazing statistic to come out of the head-to-heads is that the two highest make-ups were when Sculthorpe kicked, rather than regular booter Sean Long.

Forget the last match when the make-up was two - coach Ian Millward fielded a reserve side because the match was of no importance, but they are likely to go out all guns

blazing tonight.

IG: 46-50 Wigan tries multiplied by Wigan kicked points; 20-23 St Helens tries multiplied by kicked points. (eg Saints score 8 tries, 2 cons & 1 drop, m/u 40).

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 6, 2001
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